HIDE INACTIVE ICONS time -- change????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Slumpey, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Slumpey

    Slumpey Guest

    Can you change how long it takes for the hide inactive symbol to come on. I would like to change it to around 10 minutes, instead of having it longer.

    Can it be done some place in the CONTROL PANEL or the REGISTRY?

  2. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

    Birmingham, UK
    which inactive icons u mean ?

    which ones u mean? Desktop ? Taskbar ? System tray ? Start Menu ?

  3. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    start>settings>taskbar and startmenu
    settings are all there
  4. Slumpey

    Slumpey Guest

    The Symbol in the NOTIFICATION area...by the clock

    I'm talking about the "circle with an arrow in it" icon that comes up after a long time to hide open applications on the task bar.

    Its at the bottom righthand corner where the clock is...notification area on the taskbar

    Again, Does anyone know who to change the time before the hide icon symbol appears?
  5. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    as i said
    start>settings>taskbar & Startmenu
    in taskbar tab
    uncheck the hide inactive icons
  6. DSS_007

    DSS_007 Guest

    Slumpy would like to know if there is a time limit somewhere that tells XP that the icon is inactive and may be hidden, If he can change that time to hide them quicker. I do not think there is, but there might be somewhere in the registry. Anyone have any clues?
  7. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    I'll try the MS newsgroups.
  8. kiDDos

    kiDDos Guest

    heh yah i guess the setting would be in the registry SOMEWHERE,, might take a bit of searching through the shell folder extensions to find it,, but you might try some keywords like,, inactive